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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Vocational Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to put technical courses on parity with academic courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163059 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The government is transforming technical education to create a high quality system that meets the skills needs of businesses and is held in the same high esteem as our academic option. 15 prestigious technical routes will set a clear path to skilled employment through reformed apprenticeships and the new flagship T Level programmes. T Levels are a central part of the greatest shake-up of technical education for 70 years and builds on the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education, chaired by Lord Sainsbury. They will provide a distinctive and rigorous technical alternative to A levels.</p><p>They are, however, just one strand of our ambitious new technical education offer. We also intend to undertake a review of qualifications at Level 3 and below so that those we fund serve a genuine and useful purpose, are of high quality and enable students to progress to meaningful outcomes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938570
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to promote University Technical Colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.</p><p>There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools with atypical ages of admission within reasonable travelling distance, which includes UTCs, to make sure they are aware of the choices available to them. Early indications suggest that these letters have had a positive impact on awareness of UTCs and supported their recruitment.</p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to the Careers Guidance legislation also requires maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for providers of technical education, such as UTCs, to visit schools to talk to students in Years 8-13, to inform them of their offer.</p><p> </p><p>UTCs are sponsored by employers and they are essential to marketing efforts by UTCs to promote their offer. Employers can demonstrate to pupils how attending the UTC can lead to a successful career. Employers taking a sustained and embedded role in supporting the UTC programme is crucial to their success.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938575
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to promote mental health treatment in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Health services in public prisons in England, including mental health treatment, are commissioned and reviewed by NHS England. In Wales, health is devolved to the Welsh Government. However, as signatories to the National Partnership Agreement for Prison Healthcare 2018-2021, the Department works closely with health partners to support the delivery of healthcare by ensuring prisoners are able to access these services.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are investing in our workforce. We have met our target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers several months ahead of schedule, helping to ensure that prisoners can be supported to attend scheduled healthcare appointments and receive weekly, one-to-one support from a named prison officer. These officers will coach, signpost and encourage individuals in order that they feel settled and safe and part of this may include signposting individuals to mental health treatment in prison.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond staff support, HMPPS invests in various support services for prisoners which can help promote mental health treatment. For example, HMPPS recently refreshed its partnership with the Samaritans to continue funding the Listeners scheme, which trains selected prisoners to provide emotional support to peers.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recognises the impact that the prison environment can have on prisoner health and wellbeing, particularly for prisoners with a mental health diagnosis. This is why we are focussing on getting the basics right through our prison estate transformation programme, delivering decent prisons that improve opportunities for rehabilitation and create safe and secure environments for staff and offenders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:02:58.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:02:58.823Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938574
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health: First Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to promote mental health first aid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has committed to delivering mental health “first aid” training to a member of staff in all schools across England by the end of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>The programme to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid training to secondary school staff is in its second year of delivery. We have so far invested over £450,000 in the programme, and have delivered the training to staff in over 1,300 secondary schools. We expect to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has set aside a further £5 million to deliver mental health first aid and awareness training to a member of staff in all primary schools across England by the end of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to this, the Department is working with Public Health England to launch a £15 million national campaign in autumn 2018 to train 1 million people in mental health awareness and first aid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T14:49:22.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:49:22.777Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938571
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT and STEM Subjects: Higher Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of pupils taking up STEM and ICT higher education courses in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163058 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service publishes data on the number of applicants accepted to full-time undergraduate courses at UK higher education providers by subject group.</p><p>The number of UK domiciled 18 and 19 year olds accepted to full-time undergraduate courses in each science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject group is shown in the attached Table 1. It shows that total acceptances to STEM subjects for UK 18 and 19 year olds had increased by 24% between 2012 and 2017. This compares to an increase of 14% for all subjects over the same period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-07-20T13:51:35.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-20T13:51:35.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property file name 163058_UK_domiciled_18_and_19_year_old_acceptances_by_STEM_subject.pdf more like this
star this property title 18_and_19_year_old_acceptances_by_STEM_subject more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938573
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to promote parity of treatment of mental and physical health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163060 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government enshrined parity of esteem in physical and mental health in law in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The NHS Constitution now states that the National Health Service “is designed to improve, prevent, diagnose and treat both physical and mental health problems with equal regard”.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is investing in mental health to expand and improve services via the Mental Health Five Year Forward View. Spending on mental health increased to a planned £11.86 billion in 2017/18. NHS England’s Mental Health Investment Standard requires the local NHS clinical commissioning groups to increase mental health investment by at least the same proportion as overall allocations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2018-19 states that clinical commissioning groups should show “measurable progress towards the parity of esteem for mental health enshrined in the NHS Constitution, particularly for those in vulnerable situations”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T14:50:59.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:50:59.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938619
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims have been rejected under each exception to the two child limit for (a) child tax credits and (b) universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 163137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>There are no circumstances in which a claimant has been refused an exception where they meet the conditions and have provided relevant evidence to support their request.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T17:05:22.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T17:05:22.87Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
938624
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Infrastructure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport on cross border transport infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 163174 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government fully recognises the social and economic importance of improving connectivity across all parts of the UK. Where there are areas of cross-border interest, my ministerial colleagues and I remain keen to collaborate with our Scottish counterparts and the Department is currently contributing to discussions on the emerging transport proposals in the proposed Borderlands Growth Deal as well as ongoing work in relation to HS2 and the strategic road network.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:08:27.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:08:27.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4601
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this
938632
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Radicalism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle far-right extremism in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 163178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling extremism in all its forms.</p><p>The 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out a four year programme of work for defeating extremism at source. Since 2015 the Government has funded additional security measures in 129 places of worship, including places targeted by far-right extremists; excluded and refused entry to the UK to known far-right extremists; created a network of more than 160 civil society partners confronting extremism in their communities; and supported Local Authorities tackling far-right extremism. The newly established independent Commission for Countering Extremism has been given a clear remit to identify and challenge extremism in all its forms.</p><p>In December 2016, the neo-Nazi group National Action became the first extreme right-wing group to be proscribed by Government as a terrorist organisation. The Government’s updated and strengthened Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) addresses all forms of terrorism and confirms that extreme right-wing terrorism is a growing threat. Since 2017, the police and the security and intelligence agencies have disrupted four extreme right-wing terrorist plots. CONTEST confirms the Security Service will have greater involvement in the assessment and investigation of extreme right-wing terrorism.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T15:36:33.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T15:36:33.367Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4601
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this
938625
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on the oil and gas sector deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 163175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Over the last few years, this Government has provided an unprecedented level of support for our vital offshore oil and gas industry that supports more than 300,000 jobs across the UK. Several sectors, including the oil and gas sector have expressed an interest in a sector deal and we are considering seriously these credible industry-led proposals. We intend to take forward some further deals that best meet expectations set out in the White Paper in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T12:09:49.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T12:09:49.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4601
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this